Maybe it was his time in prison, or maybe it was simply his signing with Suge Knight’s Death Row label. Whatever the case, 2Pac re-emerged hardened and hungry with All Eyez on Me, the first double-disc album of original material in hip-hop history. With all the controversy surrounding him, 2Pac seemingly wanted to throw down […]

In his native Canada, Southern Alberta songwriter Corb Lund has a pair of Gold records and has won 12 Juno awards. On Counterfeit Blues, his eighth studio offering — and third for New West — Lund and his Hurtin’ Albertans dig through their early Canadian catalog to offer a twist on the greatest-hits record. They […]

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In Begin Again, Dan (Mark Ruffalo) has been having a difficult time of it of late what with him being fired from the recording company he helped found, living in impoverishment and worst of all having problems with the way his teenage daughter Violet (Hailee Steinfeld) attires herself. So, before he literally drowns himself, he […]

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Director :- Matt Reeves. This is the science fiction sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 2011. I’ve been to see this film twice now and on both occasions I thought this movie was amazing. The story remained strong and the narrative flows constantly & faultlessly throughout the whole movie. The apes […]

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This classic fairytale has been quite spectacularly re-adapted for a modern audience successfully without repeating its animated starting point – Sleeping Beauty. The film boast very impressive special effects for the new generation of screen goers in bringing to our screens the story behind the start (loosely) of the fairytale. Maleficent played by (Angelina Jolie) […]

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The first film, 21 Jump Street, knew that any law of similarity to the long-forgotten TV series would kill its chances at the box office, so it shunned any seriousness for a wacky buddy comedy instead. There was great joy in discovering that Jonah Hill could carry a film and that Channing Tatum had found […]

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The multitude who discuss Boyhood will talk about its astounding production chronicle, and I will admit, it’s a pretty incredible thing. Richard Linklater must have been incredible passionate to convince four actors, a whole crew and a studio to make this film, which represents the growing up of a boy and his family over 12 […]

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Director :- Josh Boone. This romantic drama is based on a book by well-known and highly respected book by John Green which deals with the sensitive subject of cancer in the young. I haven’t read the book so I am unable to comment on the translation from the source material but as a film in […]

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I had heard so much about this show, so I checked it out and the result is a love-hate relationship. I’m not a fan of situation comedy, so that would be my main ailment. This is a situation comedy where nearly every line is a “one-liner” and it’s commonly followed by a laughter track. Thank goodness then […]

The third long-player from Kingston, Ontario’s Paul Saulnier and Benjamin Nelson, For Those Who Stay is a shimmering, cacophonous, and often glorious mess of an album that subverts the traditional no frills/in your face rock approach of the guitar-and-drum duo with a heady shot of spectral, feedback-driven shoegaze and nervy post-hardcore, resulting in something akin […]

As of 2014, it was still unclear whether Texas rapper Riff Raff was a performance artist or a ketamine casualty freakshow supernova pimped by superstar DJ Diplo. One clear opinion was that he was talentless a-hole who fed on the lowest common denominator of indie hip-hop. For that button-up crowd, Neon Icon will hold no […]

The Clash sounded like they could do anything on London Calling. For its triple-album follow-up, Sandinista!, they tried to do everything, adding dub, rap, gospel, and even children’s choruses to the punk, reggae, R&B, and roots rock they already were playing. Instead of presenting a band with a far-reaching vision, like London Calling did, Sandinista! […]

Given the title of its sixth release, it’s fair to wonder if Mastodon is hinting at 2011’s The Hunter or its back catalog. Many of the tracks on Once More ‘Round the Sun dig into the band’s seemingly inexhaustible bag of monstrous riffs and wonderfully fractured motifs. That said, as a collective, they unapologetically explore […]

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